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Useful speaking expressions

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  • 1. ADVANCED LEVEL – SPEAKING PRACTICE EOI REUS SPEAKING – USEFUL EXPRESSIONSEXPRESSING OPINIONSPersonal view I think… /I believe What I think is… I’d say that… It seems (clear/obvious/evident) to me that… I have to say that… The way I see things… To me, … As far as I’m concerned… As I see it,…AGREEING AND DISAGREEINGAgreeing Yes, you’re (quite/absolutely) right. That’s a good point. That’s what I think. Absolutely. I couldnt agree more! I totally/completely/very much agree!Partly agreeing I see what you mean but… I take your point, but… I accept that, but… That may be true, but…Weak disagreement I’m not sure about that. Im afraid I cant agree with you there.Disagreeing But what about…? I don’t think that’s right/true. I have to say I disagree with you there. Im sorry but… Im afraid I must disagree with you on this issue.
  • 2. ADVANCED LEVEL – SPEAKING PRACTICE EOI REUSEXPLAININGIdentifying causes The reason (for…) is that… That’s because of/ due to.. The/one explanation (for …) is (that…) What has brought this about/led to/caused this is…MAKING SUGGESTIONSNeutral I think what we should do is… I think it would be a good/sensible idea to… I think the best way forward would be to…Informal If you ask me, we/you should… What/how about…-ing? The main/most/key important thing is to… It might be an idea to… You’ve really got to…INTERRUPTINGSignaling If I could just say/ask… I just wanted to say/ask…Delaying Could I just finish? Could I expose my view once more?Re-taking your turn Yes, but what I wanted to say was… Going back to what I was saying about… As I was saying…QUESTIONINGIntroducing a question I’ve got a question about… Could I ask a question…? Sorry, could I just ask…?Clarification Sorry, I didn’t follow what you said about…? What did you mean when you said…?Checking So you mean…? So you are saying…? Have I got this right: …?

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